Events https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/29618 en Gender Equality In The Cannabis Industry: 'It's About Political Will And Cultural Education' https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16165791/gender-equality-in-the-cannabis-industry-its-about-political-will-and-cultural-education <p>A panel of experienced cannabis executives and investors gathered at the <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis/virtual/">Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference</a> on Monday to discuss ways of fostering gender inclusion and equality throughout the industry.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s about political will and cultural education,&rdquo; said Gaynell Rogers, founder and managing partner of <strong>Treehouse Global Ventures</strong>, who moderated the panel.</p> <p>In the U.S., women are paid, on average, 20% less than men across all industries, Rogers said. This inequality is further exacerbated for minorities.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Black American women are paid 38% less than men and Latino women are paid 47% less,&rdquo; she said.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Increasing Opportunities For Women In Cannabis</h3> <p><strong>Equilibra&nbsp;</strong>focuses on building not just a brand, but a community, said CEO Coco Meers.&nbsp;</p> <p>Equilibra was born out of a need to educate women in the use of CBD for the particular ways in which the female ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16165791/gender-equality-in-the-cannabis-industry-its-about-political-will-and-cultural-education alt=Gender Equality In The Cannabis Industry: &#039;It&#039;s About Political Will And Cultural Education&#039;>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Andrea Brooks Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference Cannabis CBD Coco Meers Equilibra Gaynell Rogers News Sava Treehouse Global Ventures Events Markets News Cannabis Events Markets Benzinga Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:37:10 +0000 Natan Ponieman 16165791 at https://www.benzinga.com PHA Announces the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/06/r16179737/pha-announces-the-2020-innovation-summit-and-capitol-caucus <p>Emerging Population Health Management Strategies in Our New Era of Health Care; Presented by PHA –Your National Professional and Trade Association dedicated to Population Health Management</p> <p>Washington, DC, June 04, 2020 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pr.com/" rel="nofollow">PR.com</a>)-- The Population Health Alliance (PHA) announced today that their annual Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus will be presented virtually and extended to two days, taking place October 27th and October 28th, 2020. This year&#8217;s theme, &#8220;Emerging Population Health Management Strategies in Our New Era of Health Care&#8221; will be a fully interactive program centered on: emerging high-value population health innovations in care delivery and management, planning for post-election policy scenarios, a renewed approach to social determinants of health, and capital and investment analysis.</p> <p>Presented virtually by PHA, the national trade association dedicated to Population Health Management, the 2020 Innovation Summit &#38; Capitol Caucus will gather key leadership from across ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/06/r16179737/pha-announces-the-2020-innovation-summit-and-capitol-caucus alt=PHA Announces the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> business News Health Care Events Press Releases Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:26:58 +0000 PR.com 16179737 at https://www.benzinga.com Forbes, Rocket Mortgage By Quicken Loans Launch 'Under 30 Detroit Hackathon': 'Regroup, Reset And Reimagine' https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16174532/forbes-rocket-mortgage-by-quicken-loans-launch-under-30-detroit-hackathon-regroup-reset-and-reimagin <p>Forbes and Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans are partnering to develop solutions to challenges worsened by the&nbsp;coronavirus pandemic, the companies announced Wednesday.&nbsp;</p> <p>The &quot;Under 30 Detroit Hackathon: Accelerating Change&rdquo; event aims to bring together the brightest entrepreneurs and problem-solvers virtually to address the systemic inequities magnified by recent events like the pandemic and incidents of racial injustice.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We are committed to employing every resource we have to enable Detroiters to solve the unique challenges they face due to the pandemic &mdash;&nbsp;whether they are recent hardships or systemic issues,&rdquo; Rocket Mortgage CEO Jay Farner said in a statement.</p> <p>&ldquo;By bringing together the world&rsquo;s most inventive young minds, passionate Detroiters and organizational leaders to work together towards the next chapter of progress, we will offer forward-looking solutions to the city we&rsquo;re so proud to call home.&rdquo;</p> <p>This year&#39;s Under 30 Summit is no longer taking place in October, ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16174532/forbes-rocket-mortgage-by-quicken-loans-launch-under-30-detroit-hackathon-regroup-reset-and-reimagin alt=Forbes, Rocket Mortgage By Quicken Loans Launch &#039;Under 30 Detroit Hackathon&#039;: &#039;Regroup, Reset And Reimagine&#039;>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Forbes Garlin Gilchrist II Jay Farner News Quicken Loans Randall Lane Rocket Mortgage Steve Aoki Tory Burch Under 30 Summit Events News Events Benzinga Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:10:15 +0000 Renato Capelj 16174532 at https://www.benzinga.com Investors Talk Cannabis After Coronavirus: How Is The Industry Changing? https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16156083/investors-talk-cannabis-after-coronavirus-how-is-the-industry-changing <p>Cannabis investors and experts came together Monday to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry at the <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis/">Virtual Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference</a>.</p> <p>Tim Seymour, CIO of Seymour Asset Management, moderated the closing panel, &ldquo;The New Normal: Investor Perspectives &amp; Preparing for Recovery,&rdquo; which featured:</p> <ul> <li>Yoni Meyer, partner at Casa Verde Capital</li> <li>Matthew Nordgren, founder of Arcadian Fund</li> <li>Matt Hawkins, founder and managing partner of Entourage Effect Capital</li> <li>Roderick Stephan, partner at Altitude Investment Management</li> <li>John Lykouretzos, CEO of FocusGrowth Capital Partners</li> </ul> <h3>Cannabis Legislation After The Coronavirus&nbsp;</h3> <p>&ldquo;The fact that cannabis was deemed essential was the shot in the arm that we really needed,&rdquo; said Entourage Effect Capital&#39;s founder Hawkins.</p> <p>This development is very likely to lead to advanced conversations about cannabis in Capitol Hill and could push state legislators into finding ways of improving tax and regulation for cannabis products, he said, adding that legal cannabis is a great vehicle for tax revenue in times of crisis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Casa Verde&#39;s Meyer also said ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16156083/investors-talk-cannabis-after-coronavirus-how-is-the-industry-changing alt=Investors Talk Cannabis After Coronavirus: How Is The Industry Changing?>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Altitude Investment Management Arcadian Fund Matt Hawkins Cannabis Cannabis Capital Conference Casa Verde Capital Matthew Nordgren Entourage Effect Capital Roderick Stephan FocusGrowth Capital Partners John Lykouretzos News Seymour Asset Management Tim Seymour Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference Yoni Meyer Events Markets News Cannabis Events Markets Benzinga Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:01:23 +0000 Natan Ponieman 16156083 at https://www.benzinga.com Sundance Media Group Announces Drone Training Reseller Agreement with SYNNEX Corporation https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/06/r16167177/sundance-media-group-announces-drone-training-reseller-agreement-with-synnex-corporation <p>Agreement Provides Certified Drone Training to Government Agencies and Organizations Across the U.S.</p> <p>Las Vegas, NV, June 03, 2020 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pr.com/" rel="nofollow">PR.com</a>)-- <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sundancemediagroup.com/" rel="nofollow">Sundance Media Group</a> today announced an agreement with <a rel="nofollow" href="https://synnex.com/" rel="nofollow">SYNNEX Corporation</a> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/SNX#NYSE" rel="nofollow">SNX</a>), a leading business process services company, to provide certified drone training to government agencies and organizations across the U.S.</p> <p>SMG specializes in assisting police, fire and private corporations seeking to stand up new small Unmanned Aircraft System drone programs or add sUAS workflows into their existing drone programs. SMG offers drone training programs across the U.S. as well as the filing of Certificates of Authorization and/or waivers with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. SMG also creates and assists in the implementation of Policy, Procedures and Operations manuals for ISO-compliant municipalities and organizations.</p> <p>&#8220;Training is a vital component to a viable, safe and effective drone program. This agreement with Sundance Media Group enables us to offer a B2B turnkey solution within the unmanned aircraft industry,&#8221; said Ed Somers, Vice President, Public Sector and Vertical Markets, SYNNEX. &#8220;The addition of SMG safety-first training methodology services to our own product offerings elevates our complete technology solutions.&#8221;</p> <p>SMG has a 19-year history working in aviation ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/06/r16167177/sundance-media-group-announces-drone-training-reseller-agreement-with-synnex-corporation alt=Sundance Media Group Announces Drone Training Reseller Agreement with SYNNEX Corporation>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> business energy environment News science SNX Education Politics Events Small Business Tech Press Releases Real Estate Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:15:00 +0000 PR.com 16167177 at https://www.benzinga.com MediPharm Labs CEO On Winning New Markets, International Expansion https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16155574/medipharm-labs-ceo-on-winning-new-markets-international-expansion <p>MediPharm is a producer and distributor of pharmaceutical quality cannabis oil and concentrates. The company is based in Canada and has production operations in Australia, as well as distribution deals to other regions.</p> <p>Keith Strachan, president and director of <strong>MediPharm Labs</strong> (TSX: LABS) (OTCQX: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/medif#OTCQX">MEDIF</a>) joined Benzinga&rsquo;s Anthony Noto&nbsp;at the <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis/">Virtual Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference</a> on Monday.</p> <p><strong>MediPharm Branded Products</strong></p> <p>MediPharm had a profitable year in 2019, focusing mainly on B2B bulk sales of what Strachan calls &quot;intermediate product.&quot;</p> <p>In 2019, the company noticed a product gap in the medical and wellness markets, and decided to launch its own product line to fill that empty market. The MediPharm brand is focused on the medical and wellness categories and ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16155574/medipharm-labs-ceo-on-winning-new-markets-international-expansion alt=MediPharm Labs CEO On Winning New Markets, International Expansion>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cannabis Keith Strachan LABS MEDIF News Penny Stocks Virtual Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference Events Markets Interview LABS MEDIF News Penny Stocks Cannabis Events Markets Interview Benzinga Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:39:30 +0000 Natan Ponieman 16155574 at https://www.benzinga.com MariMed's CEO On Humbling Times In The Cannabis Industry https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16154344/marimeds-ceo-on-humbling-times-in-the-cannabis-industry <p><em>This special presentation from MariMed Inc. is from Benzinga&rsquo;s June 1 <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis/">Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference</a>. <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/topic/virtual-cannabis-capital-conference">Click here</a> for more coverage of this event, with presentations from some of the top CEOs, investors and lenders in the cannabis space.</em></p> <p>As many in cannabis know, 2019 was a humbling time for the industry. The struggle to raise capital, grow to other states and be seen as essential by institutions was discouraging. But many in the space continued to believe in the industry&rsquo;s potential&nbsp;and are reaping the rewards.</p> <p>Javier Hasse, managing director of Benzinga Cannabis, spoke with&nbsp;<strong>MariMed Inc</strong> (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mrmd#OTCQX">MRMD</a>) President and CEO&nbsp;Robert Fireman about the business, innovation and wellness.</p> <p>MariMed is a multi-state cannabis operator based in ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16154344/marimeds-ceo-on-humbling-times-in-the-cannabis-industry alt=MariMed&#039;s CEO On Humbling Times In The Cannabis Industry>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference Cannabis Cannabis Capital Conference MRMD News Robert Fireman Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference Events Markets MRMD News Cannabis Events Markets Benzinga Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:45:31 +0000 Jaycee Tenn 16154344 at https://www.benzinga.com Valens, Trulieve, Kings Garden Execs On Growing A Successful Cannabis Business In A Volatile Time https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16153247/valens-trulieve-kings-garden-execs-on-growing-a-successful-cannabis-business-in-a-volatile-time <p><em>This conversation between <strong>Trulieve</strong>, <strong>Kings Garden</strong>, <strong>The Valens Company</strong>&nbsp;and <strong>Zuber Lawler</strong> comes from Benzinga&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis/">Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference</a> that took place on June 1. <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/topic/virtual-cannabis-capital-conference">Click here</a> for more coverage of this event with presentations from some of the top CEOs, investors and lenders in the cannabis space.</em></p> <p>From regulatory restrictions to vaping to legalization and to being labeled as an essential business during a time of crisis, the need to adapt in the cannabis&nbsp;industry is essential.</p> <h3>Brand Building Inside And Outside Of Cannabis</h3> <p>For some companies like Kings Garden, brand building is essential.</p> <p>A main focus for the&nbsp;business is&nbsp;figuring out what it is as a brand and matching that with what consumers wanted, said Lauri Kibby, co-founder and CFO of Kings Garden.</p> <p>For <strong>Trulieve Cannabis</strong> (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/tcnnf#OTCQX">TCNNF</a>) Chief Sales Officer&nbsp;Tim Morey, having a physician engagement team contributed to the building of the brand by working with new consumers to educate them on the plant and working directly with patients.</p> <p>Everett Knight, executive vice president of <strong>Valens Groworks Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/vlncf#OTC">VLNCF</a>) said the way to build a brand in Canada is by differentiating.&nbsp;</p> <p>This requires a lot of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16153247/valens-trulieve-kings-garden-execs-on-growing-a-successful-cannabis-business-in-a-volatile-time alt=Valens, Trulieve, Kings Garden Execs On Growing A Successful Cannabis Business In A Volatile Time>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference Cannabis News Penny Stocks TCNNF Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference VLNCF Events Markets TCNNF VLNCF News Penny Stocks Cannabis Events Markets Benzinga Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:57:49 +0000 Jaycee Tenn 16153247 at https://www.benzinga.com Cannabis Investors On Accessing Capital Through Alternative Methods: 'Sale-Leasebacks Are Very Real' https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16152651/cannabis-investors-on-accessing-capital-through-alternative-methods-sale-leasebacks-are-very-rea <p>Accessing capital through traditional methods like equity or debt financing has become increasingly difficult for cannabis businesses.&nbsp;</p> <p>On Monday, a panel of experts gathered online at the <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis/">Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference</a> to discuss alternative solutions to accessing capital and increasing cash flow.</p> <p>The panel featured Benzinga&rsquo;s CEO Jason Raznick as moderator&nbsp;and included:</p> <ul> <li>Joe Caltabiano, cannabis entrepreneur and&nbsp;co-founder, <strong>Cresco Labs Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/crlbf#OTC">CRLBF</a>)</li> <li>Rob Sechrist, president, Pelorus Equity Group</li> <li>Leonard Tannenbaum, CEO, Advanced Flower Capital</li> <li>Thomas Haug, CEO and managing member, Aspen Tree Advisory</li> </ul> <h3>Traditional Real Estate Debt Vs. Sale-Leaseback</h3> <p>Selling real estate property and then leasing it back from real estate investment firms has become a growing trend in the cannabis industry. Benzinga&rsquo;s Raznick asked the panel to share their views on this funding method vs. traditional real estate debt financing.</p> <p>Caltabiano said&nbsp;his company was able&nbsp; to secure traditional real estate debt with great interest rates.</p> <p>These deals required low loan-to-value rates &mdash; around 40% to 50% &mdash;&nbsp;had slow process times and were not offered by many banks, he said.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;If you talk to 100 banks, maybe ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16152651/cannabis-investors-on-accessing-capital-through-alternative-methods-sale-leasebacks-are-very-rea alt=Cannabis Investors On Accessing Capital Through Alternative Methods: &#039;Sale-Leasebacks Are Very Real&#039;>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Aspen Tree Advisory Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference Cannabis Cresco CRLBF Jason Raznick Joe Caltabiano Leonard Tannenbaum News Pelorus Equity Group Penny Stocks Rob Sechrist Thomas Haug Events Markets Real Estate CRLBF News Penny Stocks Cannabis Events Markets Real Estate Benzinga Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:23:06 +0000 Natan Ponieman 16152651 at https://www.benzinga.com All-Star Trio: Isiah Thomas, John Salley And Al Harrington Want To Change The Cannabis Game https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16151740/all-star-trio-isiah-thomas-john-salley-and-al-harrington-want-to-change-the-cannabis-game <p>Talk about a legendary lineup.</p> <p>Today&#39;s <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis/virtual/">Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference</a> featured a slate of former NBA stars, each discussing their shared passions for &mdash; no, not basketball &mdash; cannabis.</p> <p>Isiah Thomas, John Salley and Al Harrington sat down with Yahoo Finance reporter Alexis Keenan for Monday&#39;s virtual event. The lively discussion&nbsp;wasn&#39;t without jest.</p> <p>&quot;I haven&#39;t been a THC user like some of my players and teammates,&quot; Thomas said, to which his son, fellow Isiah International&nbsp;co-founder Joshua Thomas, replied with a laugh: &quot;Sitting right next to me.&quot;</p> <p>But make no mistake: Each of these entrepreneurs take&nbsp;the cannabis industry very seriously, especially when it comes to addressing the role CBD&nbsp;plays in health care, and the social inequities that hinder the sector&#39;s potential in certain markets.</p> <h3><strong>Zeke&#39;s Tale</strong></h3> <p>The chairman and&nbsp;CEO of&nbsp;<strong>Isiah&nbsp;International LLC</strong> did a fine job&nbsp;summarizing&nbsp;what&nbsp;this trio has to offer the space:</p> <p>&quot;The CBD and CBG oils that we put out really help,&nbsp;not only to control pain and inflammation,&nbsp;which &mdash;you know &mdash;&nbsp;Al, John and I are familiar with as athletes,&quot; Thomas said. &quot;Pain and inflammation are the things that really hamper you during your play, and after your play, as we all know.&quot;</p> <p>Thomas was a 12-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion with the Detroit Pistons from 1981-1994.</p> <p><strong>VESL Oils</strong>, which Thomas invested in this year, has a suite of products that encompass an innovative&nbsp;endocannabinoid system that can be used to bolster health in various way, Thomas explained.</p> <p>&quot;That was really, for myself, very enlightening and all three of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16151740/all-star-trio-isiah-thomas-john-salley-and-al-harrington-want-to-change-the-cannabis-game alt=All-Star Trio: Isiah Thomas, John Salley And Al Harrington Want To Change The Cannabis Game>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Al Harrington Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference Cannabis Isiah Thomas John Salley Joshua Thomas NBA News Health Care Movers & Shakers Sports Events Top Stories Startups Small Business Markets Interview General News Cannabis Health Care Movers & Shakers Sports Events Top Stories Startups Small Business Markets Interview General Benzinga Mon, 01 Jun 2020 18:29:37 +0000 Anthony Noto 16151740 at https://www.benzinga.com The Importance Of Trust In The Cannabis Industry, According To Caliva's CEO https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16151432/the-importance-of-trust-in-the-cannabis-industry-according-to-calivas-ceo <p><em>This special presentation from <strong>Caliva</strong> is from Benzinga&rsquo;s June 1&nbsp;<a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis/">Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference</a>. <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/topic/virtual-cannabis-capital-conference">Click here</a> for more coverage of this event, with presentations from some of the top CEOs, investors&nbsp;and lenders in the cannabis space.</em></p> <p>The path toward&nbsp;upward economic mobility can seem murky for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and is changing the way they operate.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dennis O&#39;Malley, the CEO of California-based cannabis company Caliva, spoke about how his company is navigating the uncertainty of 2020 at the Benzinga&nbsp;Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference on Monday.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re never going back to what it was, there will be a new normal going forward,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <h3>Caliva&#39;s CEO On Consumer Confidence</h3> <p>Over 40 million&nbsp;Americans have filed for unemployment as a result of government lockdowns.</p> <p>This has greatly affected consumer confidence as consumers continue to save more and spend less, O&#39;Malley said.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Consumers these days are more intentional as to where they spend their dollars.&rdquo;</p> <p>The importance of where a product is coming from, the conditions under which it is made&nbsp;and the moral ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/06/16151432/the-importance-of-trust-in-the-cannabis-industry-according-to-calivas-ceo alt=The Importance Of Trust In The Cannabis Industry, According To Caliva&#039;s CEO>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference Caliva Cannabis Dennis O'Malley News Management Events Markets News Cannabis Management Events Markets Benzinga Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:21:58 +0000 Jaycee Tenn 16151432 at https://www.benzinga.com Intermediate Options Strategy With Ally Invest's Brian Overby https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16142088/intermediate-options-strategy-with-ally-invests-brian-overby <p>Attendees at Benzinga&#39;s virtual <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/options-bootcamp/">Boot Camp</a> Friday got a lesson in intermediate <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/markets/options">options</a> Friday from&nbsp; Brian Overby, a senior options analyst at <strong>Ally Financial Inc.&#39;s</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ally#NYSE">ALLY</a>) Ally Invest and the&nbsp;author of the &quot;The Options Playbook.&quot;</p> <h3>Know The Greeks</h3> <p>Overby quickly overviewed the four &quot;Greeks&quot; that investors and traders need to understand when pricing an option. They are:</p> <p>1. Delta (&Delta;): The amount an option&#39;s price will change for a corresponding one-unit (point) change in the price of the underlying stock.</p> <p>2. Gamma (&Gamma;): The amount an option&#39;s delta will change for a corresponding one-unit (point) change in the price of the underlying stock.</p> <p>3. Theta (&Theta;): The amount an option&#39;s price will change for a corresponding one-unit (day) change in the days to the expiration of the option contract.</p> <p>4. Vega (&nu;): The amount an option&#39;s price will change for a corresponding one-unit (percent) change in implied volatility.</p> <p>All of the Greek symbol values are theoretical in nature but the &quot;best guess we can have as to how ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16142088/intermediate-options-strategy-with-ally-invests-brian-overby alt=Intermediate Options Strategy With Ally Invest&#039;s Brian Overby>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ALLY Benzinga Boot Camp Brian Overby delta Greeks News Options Events Markets ALLY News Options Events Markets Benzinga Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:31:52 +0000 Jayson Derrick 16142088 at https://www.benzinga.com NobelBiz's Podcast Series Welcomes Jim Rembach to Talk About Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/06/r16148502/nobelbizs-podcast-series-welcomes-jim-rembach-to-talk-about-emotional-intelligence-in-the-workplac <p>First Contact podcast released the fifth episode with a special guest, Jim Rembach, a well-known leader who helped shape the Contact Center industry by founding Call Center Coach and host of Fast Leader Podcast. He is also certified in Emotional Intelligence and is an Empathy Mapping Expert. For their fifth podcast, Jim joined Christian Montes in a discussion about how to rise from the ashes of despair, after experiencing a challenging journey in the Contact Center industry.</p> <p>Carlsbad, CA, June 01, 2020 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pr.com/" rel="nofollow">PR.com</a>)-- His background put him on the top leaderboard of the Contact Center industry, and Jim has never backed down when it comes to telling the truth as it is: he suffered from burnout, had to deal with impossible tasks, colleagues and managers, and managed to rise up, pick himself up and build a path of education and growth for many ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/06/r16148502/nobelbizs-podcast-series-welcomes-jim-rembach-to-talk-about-emotional-intelligence-in-the-workplac alt=NobelBiz&#039;s Podcast Series Welcomes Jim Rembach to Talk About Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> business marketing News Events Tech Press Releases Mon, 01 Jun 2020 12:00:00 +0000 PR.com 16148502 at https://www.benzinga.com Why Target Is A Corporate Bullseye For Minneapolis, Nationwide Protests https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/05/16145972/why-target-is-a-corporate-bullseye-for-minneapolis-nationwide-protests <p>The death of George Floyd has sparked national outrage, with protests both peaceful and violent taking place in major American cities.&nbsp;</p> <p>Those feelings boiled over on May 25, the day Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after a police officer held Floyd down by the neck with his knee.</p> <p>Among the protests over the past week, many big and small businesses have been ransacked, with busted windows, stolen inventory and some storefronts even set on fire. In the corporate world, <strong>Target Corporation</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/tgt#NYSE">TGT</a>) has taken center stage.</p> <h3>What Happened To George Floyd?</h3> <p>On May 25, Floyd was arrested on the south side of Minneapolis for reportedly trying to use a fake $20 bill at a local deli. Officer Derek Chauvin, flanked by three other officers, pinned Floyd down by his neck for more than 8 minutes. In smartphone video capturing the arrest, Floyd can be heard yelling&nbsp;&quot;I can&#39;t breathe.&quot;</p> <p>Floyd was declared dead at a&nbsp;local hospital shortly after arrival.</p> <p>The city erupted this week and it didn&#39;t take long for things to turn ugly. Amid the mostly peaceful marches and demonstration, local stores were looted. The one that seemed to capture the most attention on social media was a local Target store.</p> <h3>What To Know About Target</h3> <p>The Target we know today launched in Minnesota in 1962, and the corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis.</p> <p>Target is one of the largest retailers in the country, with a market cap of over $62 billion. It&#39;s a shopping haven for middle-class families everywhere &mdash; ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/05/16145972/why-target-is-a-corporate-bullseye-for-minneapolis-nationwide-protests alt=Why Target Is A Corporate Bullseye For Minneapolis, Nationwide Protests>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AdWeek George Floyd Minneapolis News retail TGT Education Politics Events Top Stories Media General TGT US87612E1064 News Education Politics Events Top Stories Media General Benzinga Sun, 31 May 2020 19:18:04 +0000 Jason Shubnell 16145972 at https://www.benzinga.com Options 101 With TD Ameritrade's Shawn Cruz https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/05/16140706/options-101-with-td-ameritrades-shawn-cruz <p><strong>TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/amtd#NASDAQ">AMTD</a>)&nbsp;Trader Business Strategy Manager Shawn Cruz&nbsp;on May 29 presented an introduction to options&nbsp;at the virtual <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/events/options-bootcamp/">Benzinga Boot Camp</a>.</p> <p>Here&#39;s what Cruz says investors with little or no knowledge of options need to understand.</p> <h3>What Is An Option?</h3> <p>Investors who&nbsp;hold shares of a public company own a fraction of the company.</p> <p>An option gives an investor the right to buy or sell a specified number of shares of a stock at a certain price &mdash; known as the strike price&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;before a certain date known as expiration.&nbsp;</p> <p>The cost of buying or selling an option is referred to as the premium.</p> <p>The total cost to enter one option contract is equal to the price of the option (premium) multiplied by the options multiplier, which is almost always 100. One option contract represents the right to buy or sell 100 shares of the underlying stock.</p> <p>An option is essentially a raincheck ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/05/16140706/options-101-with-td-ameritrades-shawn-cruz alt=Options 101 With TD Ameritrade&#039;s Shawn Cruz>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AMTD Benzinga Boot Camp News Shawn Cruz TD Ameritrade Education Options Events Top Stories Markets General AMTD US87236Y1082 News Education Options Events Top Stories Markets General Benzinga Sat, 30 May 2020 13:50:36 +0000 Jayson Derrick 16140706 at https://www.benzinga.com